References management software, client-based or web-based, offers similar functions.
Some (e.g. Endnote and Endnote on the web) can attach full-text of the aritcles within, others can't.
Some provide shared-references function in order to support collabration among authors.
You can choose whatever reference software you want to use, either buy it, or use free one: RefWorks from USC Libraries, Endnote Online, Zotero, BibTex.
When getting yourself familiarized with reference software, please make sure
Mendeley is free online reference citation management tool that allows you to manage, organize, write, cite and collaborate with folks locally and internationally. As a web-based tool, you can sync desktop and web searching.
Click here for an in-depth guide on using Mendeley.
RefWorks is a Web-based bibliography and database manager that allows users to create their own personal database by importing references from text files or online databases. Researchers can use these references in writing their papers and automatically format the paper and the bibliography in seconds.
First time users can create an account on refworks.proquest.com and select the “Create Account” link and use your USC email to start the account.
EndNote Online citation management software is free to USC-affiliates. Access EndNote Online through the Web of Science database.
Click here for an in-depth guide on using EndNote.